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Rose "Mardi Gras"


By Diohio

Rose "Mardi Gras" (Rosa floribunda"Mardi Gras")

This is a new rose..........only the second rose that I've ever owned ! I love it ! The blooms look different every day.

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Why didn't you grow them before? Or is it rude to ask?

13 Sep, 2008


It,s a beauty !

13 Sep, 2008


Spritz, when we built our house here we had to clear out so many briars, and when I started adding flowers and bushes my husband told me "Just nothing with thorns, like Roses !". I don't know why he said that because I was the one to clear out most of the briars ! So I guess I just waited 14 years for him to forget about the briars. I did ask him........or I guess I should say I told him that I was getting a rose. He said ok so then I got another !~ HA !

13 Sep, 2008


Well done! You got there in the end. More now?

13 Sep, 2008


Diohio, I sympathise with your husband.
About a month ago I cut back the berberis growing across/below my Mother's dining-room window. She offered me a pair of leather gardening gloves which I declined because they were too big. I used my cotton ones which weren't up to the job. I extracted the last thorn from my hands yesterday. Berberis are attractive plants but only in gardens I don't work in :-)
That said, roses are one of the best gems in a garden in my opinion.

14 Sep, 2008


Maybe so Spritz ! I love the two I have. People that have roses cherish them and now I know why !

Oh no Xela, I have a baby berberis ! Thanks for the warning. It's only about 2' tall so I havn't had to do anything with it yet.......but I'll remember your pain and have my leather gloves handy (they've saved me from the briars time and time again).

15 Sep, 2008


I guess the gardeners with adverse reactions to berberis are legion! I took out a berberis HEDGE for a friend....excrutiating! Don't learn lessons, apparently, because I bought an old rose Therese Bugnet and it is wicked! Must be careful when pruning, wear a complete suit of armour, don't drop any prunings cause if you step on them later, in your bare will suffer terribly!... BUT ...this rose blooms from spring to fall if I deadhead, grows into a tree eventually, and scents the whole neighbourhood..(best viewed and smelled from a reasonable distance!!lol) I think I might look for Mardi Gras next spring...and was considering looking for the thornless varieties...

18 Dec, 2008

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